Lupus-When the Body Attacks.

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Lupus-When the Body Attacks Itself. General purpose: To inform Specific purpose: To inform this class of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Lupus Thesis statement: It is important to educate others about the suspected causes, life changing symptoms, and various treatments of Lupus. Introduction (Support) In 1994 my own mom was diagnosed with Lupus. At that time I was just a young girl with a very ill mother and no clue what was really wrong with her. Honestly it took many years before the numerous doctors and specialist over seeing her care even knew what the cause of her depression, fatigue, and generalized pain was. Thirteen years later I’m more educated about Lupus and I know how difficult it can be to see a loved one suffer for years with no relief in sight. And knowing that Lupus is the elusive, undiagnosed culprit for many people’s suffering is frightening to me. I feel that it’s important to educate others about the suspected causes, life changing symptoms, and various treatments of Lupus. To better understand all of this we need to know what Systematic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is. It’s a chronic inflammatory disease which can affect any organ or system in the body. Although the cause is still uncertain, it is known that lupus is an autoimmune disease which means that the immune system, which normally protects the body from bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances, mistakenly directs an attack against the body's own healthy tissues. The result is inflammation in specific organs which produces the symptoms of Lupus. It is disease that can affect almost every organ in the body and it causes symptoms that can vary from mild to life threatening. I. The exact cause of Lupus is unknown but medical professionals do have ideas of some factors that cause can Lupus. (Statement) A. The main suspected cause is genetic predisposition.

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